Expectations about the effectiveness of radiation therapy among patients with incurable lung cancer.

@article{Chen2013ExpectationsAT,
  title={Expectations about the effectiveness of radiation therapy among patients with incurable lung cancer.},
  author={Aileen B Chen and Angel M. Cronin and Jane C. Weeks and Elizabeth A. Chrischilles and Jennifer L. Malin and James A. Hayman and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 21},
  pages={
          2730-5
        }
}
PURPOSE Although radiation therapy (RT) can palliate symptoms and may prolong life, it is not curative for patients with metastatic lung cancer. We investigated patient expectations about the goals of RT for incurable lung cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium enrolled a population- and health system-based cohort of patients diagnosed with lung cancer from 2003 to 2005. We identified patients with stage wet IIIB or IV lung cancer who… CONTINUE READING

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